Mr. Whitney comes to Feedster from LesConcierges where, as CTO and Co-founder, he focused on delivering CRM solutions to the personal services market. Mr. Whitney was previously the CTO and Co-founder of healthshop.com, an eCommerce company aimed at the alternative healthcare market. He was also the Director of Engineering at Starwave Corporation where he was responsible for ESPN.COM, NBA.COM, NFL.COM, various Fantasy Sport Games, and proprietary eCommerce technology that supported multiple subscription-based products.
“We are very excited to have Brent join the company,” said Chris Redlitz, Feedster’s President. “He brings the necessary background to help us build a more scalable infrastructure as our business continues to grow. He is instituting a core development process that dramatically improves our ability to innovate and release new products. Brent is working closely with our co-founder and Chief Scientist François Schiettecatte“
"Feedster is a market leader in RSS search, syndication, and advertising. I am interested in working with a company that has a great team and growth potential" said Brent Whitney "Feedster has made the necessary moves to build an organization that addresses the opportunities and needs in this evolving marketplace."
Feedster is an established and rapidly growing pioneer in RSS-based technology and services. The company helps individuals and organizations harness the rich information available in the universe of RSS feeds, which includes blogs, traditional news services, podcasts, e-commerce sites, and entertainment properties. Feedster’s search engine scans the Blogosphere constantly, providing a fresh look at the more than 19 million sources it tracks. Each day, Feedster adds millions of new content from existing feeds as well as finding tens of thousands of new sources. Feedster’s syndicated content service enables web publishers to aggregate dynamically-updated content that can be customized for their own site visitors. Feedster’s advertising network matches marketers with the premium demographic audience of RSS subscribers through highly targeted channels in numerous vertical categories.